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Douglas Wayland

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Position: Adjunct Associate Professor (baritone)
Voice/Opera

Veteran of over 40 major opera roles (including Don Giovanni, both Figaros, Sharpless, Gianni Schicchi, Escamillo, Marcelo) in repertoire from the Baroque to the 20th-century (Britten, Pasatieri, Walton, Ward, Stravinsky, Ravel, Barber, Floyd as well as roles in operettas by Strauss and Gilbert & Sullivan and in musicals (Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha) in the U.S. and Germany; engagements in recitals and as soloist in oratorios and choral works (Brahms RequiemCarmina Burana) in Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Russia have included repertoire in over 25 languages; has been diction coach to major artists in the U.S. and Europe in German, French, Italian, Russian and Czech, and received a distinguished thesis award from BGSU’s Graduate College for A Singer’s Guide to the Pronunciation of Old Provençal, Old French and Middle High German as it Applies to the Compositions of Troubadours, Trouvères and Minnesinger; other awards include a Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) scholarship for a year’s study in Germany, a Richard Wagner Stipendien Stiftung Award for study at Bayreuth and a Minnesota Opera scholarship for work with Wesley Balk; an avid traveler, he has lectured on music, opera, history and culture for the Metropolitan Opera Association, Harvard, Yale, Stanford Alumni, Audubon Society, Denver Museum of Art, NY Natural History Museum and many other museums on trips to music festivals and archeological sites in 95 countries on all seven continents, including Antarctica.